Lt. Commander
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# 11
01-30-2010, 08:20 AM
just an fyi, you're not special.

obviously the first download was corrupted somehow. you really should re downloaded through steam and if it didn't work verified the integrity of the local cache through steam.

i was hit by steam deleting and redownloading STO too, but i didn't panic, i let steam download then i ran the launcher and patched a 59mb patch and it worked just fine. although results may vary.

cryptic may be to blame for the initial fiasco with the steam wanting to download a new version fo the client from scratch, but i doubt they can answer why you have to download such a big patch after downloading the client through their launcher.

so you've suffered a set back. it's unfortunate but **** happens.
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# 12
01-30-2010, 08:24 AM
What part of it already downloaded the entire game again and now it's wanting to download 9.6GB more is not getting through to you people?

To Hellcane: Seems your idea my work afterall, I found my other shadow copy was from the 24th like yours, I am tryin' that now gonna see how it works out. I'll post back here and in reply to your thread with my results.
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# 13
01-30-2010, 08:26 AM
steam messes up... i meam every game thats released. you should never let steam downlaod and install anything.
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# 14
01-30-2010, 08:27 AM
I'm in the same boat here, yesterday after closing the game, Steam deleted my client. I was angry, but understood, so I let it redownload, and like previous posters, let it go overnight. Now my patcher crashes, and I can't launch the game. Validated files, 9 missing, steam deletes them yet again and I'm on download 3 as I type this.

I understand these things happen, but Spencer has a very valid complaint. Why hasn't there been an official explaination on what action we should take to resolve this? Even a simple "We don't know, stand by" would be better than silence, because I've been on the forums all morning trying various methods posted by other users, all at odds with one another on what I should do.
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# 15
01-30-2010, 08:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by OctoberSpencer
What part of it already downloaded the entire game again and now it's wanting to download 9.6GB more is not getting through to you people?
What part of what I said and what other people suggested to you is not getting through to you? I have had your EXACT problem, I am having to download again 9GB like you worth of client because it got deleted by Steam.

On a second thought, maybe acting out on your threat and quit entirely might help.
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# 16
01-30-2010, 08:35 AM
ah ive not posted for acouple of days at 5:36 uk timle so 44 mins from launch my pc died on me i just got it back harddrive just gave out on me that close after playing thro ob i was rly looking farward to 4 days of head start so i am a lil behind went to redownload the game get patches and all that.

had a quick look on my emails while downloading steam again and find a email from the 25th from steam saying they have refunded my credit card for my pre order delux sto lol wtf i even downloaded that lil 59 mg patch i dident ask or even go any where nere a link or anything to ask for a refund there was enuff money there to pay for it so very strange so its a retail copy for me now well atleast the exchange will have some nice gear in it help with lvling sigh

ps seriously **** steam
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# 17
01-30-2010, 09:10 AM
OK Sparky, going to say this real slow for you...

If you don't have restore turned on(causing shadow copy to not see any previous install), turn it on now.

Then, download the 10 gig patch again.

BEFORE playing it after you download it again, make a copy of that folder (where it installed) and store it safely on your desktop. That way, if it goes bad again, you have a 10 gig headstart on whatever you need to download. For a file this big, that's just kind of a good idea anyway.

If you would lose the nerdrage a little bit, you could've done enough critical thinking to figure this out on your own. But it appears your mommy told you that you are a unique and special snowflake too many times, and have a "i deserve everything I want RIGHT NOW" complex, and get mad rather than getting smart. You've even been sniping at the people who want to help you here.

Good luck in life, your attitude spells doom.

Edit: this is for the raging OP, not anyone else
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# 18
01-30-2010, 12:18 PM
To Scorpy: Suck a big one dude, don't talk to me like a child and I won't treat your opinion like that of one.

To Hellcane: Thank you very much for your helpful post unlike the rest of these nitwits. Worked like a charm and I've been playin' since my last post in your thread (3-4 hours now) with no issues. Least SOMEONE around here knows how to help without being a total jacka$$ in the process.
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